WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2011NikkTwist (3193) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Pours a medium clear brown. Thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is toast and raisins. Flavor, I swear, is like drinking liquid Raisin Bran. The malt has that biscuity flavor of bran flakes why there is also a hint of raisin sweetness. If that’s your thing, this is a great beer. Personally, I’m not a big fan of Raisin Bran in my cereal bowl, let alone my beers. The beer is not bad, don’t get me wrong. It’s just not my thing.
(FWIW, all the women I know who have tried this have really liked it. So if your wife/girlfriend/femal acquaintance is looking for a beer she might enjoy, this might be worth giving a shot.)
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2017 Nitro draft at Bru Craft. Hazy dark orange copper with a thick foamy beige head. Blood orange. Red beets. Celery. Rutabaga. Molasses. Caramel. Vanilla. Croissants. Hints of something bigger. hman43 (1540) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Dark golden in appearance with a white head. Creamy texture, vanilla, herbs. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2017
draft that was a caramel clear color with white puffy head that lingered throughout. I got huge caramel notes from start to end and even though balance just not a fan of cream ales. decent offering but not for me. UncleKorm (1315) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2017
On tap, poured a clear amber hue w/ huge creamy off-white lasting head and lacing. Sweet malty cereal aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are raw biscuit dough, faint grass, brown sugar and lightly toasted bread. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone slowrunner77 (11917) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"a simple, but tasty summer brew. the summer and winter seasonals are the least complex and easiest to make brews that AV makes, but they are both nice. hardly any hops, light bodied, smooth as hell with a creamy creamy finish and aroma."
alexsdad06 (10277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Can at home from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor are very malty, cereal, cookies, some caramel, mild creamy vanilla notes, a general fruity character, not as light as I would expect from a summer beer. stevoj (4966) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 1, 2014
On tap at Barbacoa. Brown with minimal beige head. Malty nutty, mild sweetness. Body and texture are velvety smooth, silky. wxman (1814) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear amber with a minimal white head. Aroma is well water and bread dough. Taste is sweet caramel malt, maple syrup and a bit of chocolate syrup. Quite good, but not a cream ale. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled: unk, 2012 vintage presumably.
Pours toasted amber with solid cream top and spotty lace. Smells, well, creamy with malts and soft yeast tones and a lactose tone. A hint of light florals. Flavor is again, creamy. Weird how milky this actually tastes, cool. Some malts and a slight oxidation, kinda sweet. Full bodied with light carb and a satiating finish. Nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2012 monk191 (1959) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2013
A great beer, not quite as nice as the winter solstice, but very good all the same. Pours a beautiful dark amber. A little more carbonated, but lots of vanilla and maltiness. Finishes smooth. Much better on tap the in the bottle. Had at Marks Sports Bistro.
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